Dan Miller (born 1961)
Dan Miller's artwork has always reflected his persona and his perception. Letters and words are repeatedly overdrawn, often to the point of obliteration or destruction of the ground. Images are drawn, painted, drawn again, then written over repeatedly. Images of obsessional objects, like lightbulbs or routers or electrical sockets that inhabit his speech are repeated and reiterated. Miller has been an artist at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California since 1992. He is a tall, thin man with an intense gaze and an obsessional aspect. Interactions with him must involve a ritual conversational exchange that touches on repeated patterns of counting, spelling, question and response, and reassurance. These are his touchpoints to the world. Miller works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, wood sculpture, printmaking and other mixed media projects.